Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Behind the Books: Hurricane Watch

I’ve been a big fan of HarperCollins’s Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out series for years. Launched in 1960 by author Franklyn Branley and educator Roma Gans, the series changed the way people thought about merging the worlds of science and literature.

Today, fifty-five years later, LRFO books are still going strong. And I’m delighted to become an author for the venerable series.

Hurricane Watch, published yesterday, is a survey book with a sequence text structure and an expository writing style. It takes young explorers on a journey through the stages of the super storm’s formation and gives them a front row seat to what happens when the hurricane hits land. The book also explains how people can prepare for and stay safe during the storms.

Many researchers think that climate change will lead to more severe storms, including hurricanes, so this book would be a great addition to your collection.     

1 comment:

  1. I bet they're delighted to have you on board, Melissa. Congrats and it looks like a great series.